Kulturabend – Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Doors open at 6 p.m.
Food available for a nominal charge Cash bar
Program begins at 7:00 p.m.
“Otto von Bismarck: Conservative, Founder of Germany and Creator of Germany’s Social Welfare System”
Harald Leder, Ph.D.,Director, Academic Programs Abroad, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge
Germany’s Social Welfare System was set up in 1884 by Otto von Bismark while he was Chancellor of the German Empire under Kaiser Wilhelm I. The German system continues to function today in much the way set by Bismark 130 years ago.
Dr. Harold Leder is director of Academic Programs Abroad at LSU and teaches classes in German, History, and International Studies. Dr. Leder, a native of Kronach (Upper Franconia) in Bavaria, holds degrees from Freiburg and Heidelberg Universities in Germany and LSU. He has published widely on many topics related to German-American Studies.
The NOLA Voice Talent Foundation’s FIFTH Annual New Orleans Benefit “It’s a Wonderful Life” Extravaganza will be held at 7:00pm on Sunday, December 8th 2013 (doors open 6:00pm). The production will be performed in front of a LIVE AUDIENCE at Deutches Haus.
More information here.
German church services are available at The German Church Service of New Orleans each first Sunday of the month at 2:00 p.m., except July and August.
Central St. Matthew’s United Church of Christ
1333 S. Carrollton Ave.
New Orleans 70118
The German Church Service of New Orleans is the successor to the German Seamen’s Mission.
Each service is entirely in German and features Organ and full Choir, followed by reception.
Upcoming services and programs:
First Sunday of Advent
December 1st at 2:00 p.m.
Central St. Matthew UCC
Christmas Eve Service
December 24 at 4:00 p.m.
Central St. Matthew UCC
Second Sunday after Christmas (Epiphany)
January 5 at 2:00 p.m.
Central St. Matthew UCC
German Advent/Christmas Program
Saturday, December 7, at 5 p.m.
Old Metairie Protestant Church
1301 Metairie Road
Metairie, LA 70005
Visit www.thegermanchurchservice.org for more information.
Beginners German language classes continue with Roland Hoffmann and Alicia Weber
Saturday Jan 4 and Jan 18
10:30am to 12 noon
Featuring interactive classes
There will also be a Special Culinary guest to highlight the German language of Food, cooking, ordering at restaurants etc.
$20 for both classes
Pay in advance at the bar
Call Roland Hoffmann 504-895-3415
Saturday, November 9, 2013
FREE Concert: Moody’s Last Hurrah! Featuring members of THE LOCAL SKANK
7:30pm Mad Dog
8:30pm House of Goats
9:30pm Fly Molo
10:30pm John Wayne is Dead
11:30pm THE LOCAL SKANK
At the Deutsches Haus
Doors open at 6:00pm
Kulturabende im Deutschen Haus, A Series of Cultural Offerings on German Themes Presents:
“The Controversial Baron Ludwig von Reitzenstein and New Orleans”
with Professor Steven Rowan, University of Missouri in St. Louis
and Mary Lou Eichhorn, Historic New Orleans Collection
Friday, November 15, 2013
Food and Drink available at 6:00 p.m.
Program at 7:00 p.m.
Along with Mark Twain and George Washington Cable, Baron von Reizenstein’s novel is cited by Andrei Codrescu as the earliest example of the “Mythifying-of-New-Orleans Phenomenon.” Come hear about this interesting and mysterious German immigrant to our city.
Tower Cross $150,000 includes naming rights
Tower Bell $100,000 (2 bells available) includes naming rights
Four Sided Clocks: $50,000 (4 clocks available) includes naming rights
Mother of Perpetual Help Level $25,000–$49,999
Archangel Level $10,000–$24,999
Angel Level $5,000–$9,999
St. Alphonsus Level $1,000–$4,999
Friend of Parish $500–$999
Parish Fan $50–$499
The church tower of St. Mary’s Assumption church is in desperate need of tuck pointing, masonry work, repaired louvers and screening as well as repairing the damage done by termites, weather and old age. The cross that proudly sat atop it for 150 years was shattered several years ago by lightening and is now gone. The restoration of our church tower will address not only the issues already mentioned but restoring the tower’s four sided clock and re-mounting its two bells aptly named Pius and Gabriel. The estimated cost for all work is approximately $970,000. We currently have almost $460,000 and have a good basis for receiving help with tax credits once the bell tower project is complete.
The church tower is more than part of our church. It tower serves as an anchor for the neighborhood, a symbol of hope in an area (the River Garden area of the Irish Channel) which has experienced the challenges of poverty and the continual cycles of life, death and new life. Since 2008, when we celebrated the 150th anniversary of the building of St. Mary’s Assumption Church, we have been especially mindful of our ancestors, including Blessed Francis Seelos whose shrine is in the church, who have filled St. Mary’s with their spirit and faith. They have given us this gift. We will honor their memory and their spirit by handing this gift on to future generations. As our immigrant ancestors built St. Mary’s Assumption Church for us, may we preserve it for future generations.
We call upon all people of good will and especially those who have over the years looked to our church and its schools as a sign of hospitality, faith, education, or comfort to humbly answer our need for help.
We greatly appreciate all gifts, regardless of the amount. You can make a donation by credit card (Just press “Donate Now”) or you can send a check to St. Alphonsus Parish/St. Mary’s Assumption Church “Save the Tower Restoration Fund” 2030 Constance Street New Orleans, LA 70130.
For those who wish to take this opportunity to memorialize their gift the chart that is above will give you some guidance. If you wish to do so please indicate how your want your gift to be listed. Gifts can be paid over one year.
Thanks so very much for your help!
He will be launching his new book, “Cooking From The Heart”, at the festival. Time for the event to be announced.
A Partnership of SoFAB and the French Market Corporation
French Market, New Orleans, LA
Every Sunday at 2 PM, the French Market Corporation and the Southern Food and Beverage Museum will team up to host a series of free programs that highlight the cuisine and culinary culture of New Orleans. Expect to see cooking demos, food conversations, and musical entertainment throughout the year at the French Market Fare stage in the Farmers Market, located between Ursulines and Governor Nicholls Streets.
Please contact email@example.com for more information, and we look forward to seeing you in the market! The French Market has plenty of great programs going on throughout the year, too, so be sure to check their events page for the latest news. To get a glimpse of what we do each week, be sure to check out SoFAB’s photos on Facebook, where our photographer Stephen Binns captures all the action shots.
Sunday, September 29: Oktoberfest Foods with the Deutsches Haus!
Get ready for Oktoberfest with the people who throw the party! Join Chef Joe Stephany as he makes warm German Potato Salad with Grilled Bratwurst and discusses the traditional German foods served during Oktoberfest and how to best enjoy the season. Deutsches Haus is an organization with a mission to celebrate and foster the rich culture, musical heritage, language and history of the German people in New Orleans.
Rivertown in Kenner will come alive with German food, music and beer for three weekends in October as the Deutsches Haus hosts its annual Oktoberfest, a longstanding tradition from the organization, which is dedicated to preserving German culture, language and heritage in the New Orleans area.
Each Friday and Saturday from Oct. 11-26, visitors will enjoy music from bands such as Prost!, beers like Köstritzer, and food such as Haus German Meatloaf with carrots and bacon (Rhineland style). Nearly a dozen musical acts, 16 different beers, and a mouth-watering menu featuring a variety of traditional German entrees, appetizers and desserts will be enjoyed by the thousands of visitors who flock to the festival each year. Novelties such as the Dachshund Race (on Oct. 12) and daily Beer Stein Holding Contest (held every day of the festival) are also crowd-pleasers.
“The City of Kenner is excited to again host the Deutsches Haus Oktoberfest,” Kenner Mayor Michael S. Yenni said. “This top-quality festival brings the most visitors of any single event into Rivertown because it offers fabulous food and fun for the entire family. This will be the third year for Oktoberfest in Kenner and we hope to convince organizers to make Rivertown a permanent location.”
For more information, to join Deutsches Haus, or to volunteer for the event, visit www.OktoberfestNola.com.
Deutches Haus, chartered in 1928, exists to promote German culture and heritage in the greater New Orleans area. Forced from its longtime location downtown by the planned construction of a new hospital, the Deutsches Haus makes its temporary home at 1023 Ridgewood Drive in Metairie, a venue too small to accommodate the massive crowds that flock to Oktoberfest each year. In cooperation with the City of Kenner, Deutsches Haus leaders are excited to hold this year’s event at Rivertown.